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Credit Woes

Credit: You need it, but it can be difficult to get, especially if you have stopped working or are only working part time while you attend school. There was a time when you could manage quite well without a good credit rating. In fact, it used to be a mark of pride to always pay… Read more »

Education Revolutionary

America’s “National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education” is an organization funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, an American philanthropic organization. Both of these groups try hard to get their state and federal governments interested in the quality of their nation’s post-secondary system. The Center’s seasonal magazine Crosstalk has a really nice article about… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: How to be a Canadian

How to be a Canadian (Even if you already are one) Will and Ian Ferguson Douglas and McIntyre “The Canadian flag does not look like a giant nosebleed.” So say the brothers Ferguson in their first collaborative effort to describe the peculiar habits of this vast country and its elusive culture. How to Be a… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

NEWS FROM AUSU: FROM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Current Council is working hard to ensure that not only are we accountable to our members, but that our activities are open and transparent. In order to facilitate this, we are introducing this new feature in the Voice, “From Behind Closed Doors”, in which items discussed at Council… Read more »

Enjoying The Holidays And Keeping Resolutions

It’s resolution time again. New Year’s day is a time of reflection, and a time to evaluate ourselves, and our personal and professional progress over the past year. Everyone has things that they know they must change, and to facilitate this New Year’s has become the traditional day to practice a little radical self-applied pop… Read more »

White Ribbons and Lipstick

“Oh no! They’ll think I look silly without lipstick.” It was my daughter raising the concern, as we pulled into the parking spot outside the restaurant. I pointed out that I was not concerned that I had no lipstick or other makeup on. I pointed out that she never wears makeup, yet all her friends… Read more »

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

In my early teens, I never read anything that wasn’t required of me by one of the teachers in my school. I didn’t hate reading, but I wasn’t attracted to it either. One of my friends was always raving about a series of books by an author named J. R. R. Tolkien and he ultimately… Read more »